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U.S. calls on Haiti to set a date for the next elections


Pompeo did not specify which elections he was referring to, but Haiti failed to hold scheduled legislative elections last year.


“We need to have the elections. That is important,” Pompeo said in an interview with the Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald.


“Once those elections will be held, there’ll be a duly elected government. We won’t have to be concerned about ruling by decree.”


The U.S. State Department provided a transcript of Pompeo’s interview with the newspapers.


Pompeo said he voiced concerns about the political situation with his Haitian counterpart in a meeting in Kingston, Jamaica, on Wednesday.


The Trump administration’s position comes as President Jovenel Moïse seeks to use his recently obtained power to rule by executive order to reform the country’s constitution.

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